Map of Venice, Murano and surrounding islands

Murano is an island town, about 1.5 km (1 mile) north of Venice, in northern Italy and is considered part of Venice.


Murano, like Venice, is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. Its population was just under 4,500 in 2014. The town is famous for its glass production. The climate of Murano is classified as Humid Subtropical climate with cool winters and very warm summers.

Get in

ACTV, Venice's transit company, runs the water buses, "vaporetti", from Venice to Murano at frequent intervals and at many stops.

Sunset on Murano

Get around

On foot

Walking along the many canals is part of the experience of Murano. The island is only about 1.5 km across, so it is small enough to explore by foot.

The Grand Canal (Canale Grande) splits the island into two. Walking around the island will help you discover the beautiful colors, little shops and restaurants.




Faro di Murano (Murano Lighthouse)


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